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Meet Madeline White, Head of recruitment for Tulane’s newest sorority: Gamma Rho Lambda!

Name: Madeline White
Age: 19
Hometown: San Clemente, CA
Major: Latin American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Year: Junior

What are you involved in on campus?
I am mainly involved in all things women-related at Tulane. I’m the head of recruitment for
Gamma Rho Lambda, the first LGBTQ sorority on campus, and I also act as the Spring Arts Chair
for Newcomb Senate. I am a proud participant of Tulane’s annual production of The Vagina
Monologues
, and I am part of the Queer-Feminist Collective, a newly developed organization aiming
to link university students to groups in the greater New Orleans area.

What is your favorite thing about Tulane?
My favorite thing about Tulane is its professors. As residents of New Orleans, most professors are
as unique and cultured as the city itself.

If you could change one thing about Tulane, what would it be?
DIVERSITY! Many students feel disappointed by the lack of diversity on Tulane’s campus,
especially in comparison to the city it occupies, and one of my goals as a student leader is to
promote diversity and tolerance among my peers.

What do you like to do for fun?
Dressing up in absurd costumes is my favorite thing to do, other than playing with my cats.
Sometimes I combine the two activities to create the most fun activity ever.

What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my participation in bringing Gamma Rho Lambda to Tulane’s campus. As
I said, Tulane lacks diversity and tolerance, especially in relation to the LGBTQ community.
Gamma Rho Lambda is an all-inclusive, multicultural, affordable LGBTQ sorority which focuses
the fundamental values of tolerance, diversity, unity and trust amongst its members, promotes
sisterhood, and aims to bridge the gap between the LGBTQ community at Tulane and in the city.
I now have ten new, amazing, beautiful sisters and it feels incredible to be a part of something
bigger than myself.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself working on a PhD program about Sexuality in Cuba.

What life lessons have you learned while being at college?
That in order to truly learn about yourself and your identity, you have to be pushed outside
of your comfort zone. College and studying abroad does this, and its scary as hell at the time,
but its so rewarding afterwards when you come away from them feeling like a whole new and
empowered person.

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